Michelle Keegan last appeared on the ITV soap opera Coronation Street in 2014, when she left the cobbles as Tina McIntyre. The 35-year-old has since addressed the subject of whether or not she regrets leaving after six years on the pavement.
Michelle made her debut on Coronation Street in 2008, when she signed on to play the love interest of the show’s resident bad boy David Platt (played by Jack P. Shepherd). She was given the part after just two auditions.
But after spending half a decade on screen, Rob Donovan (Marc Baylis) killed her off by pushing her off a balcony.
She escaped the fall, but after being brutally beaten with a metal pole, her character eventually died from brain swelling.
Since then, Michelle has appeared in a number of shows, including Our Girl, Brassic, and Plebs.
Michelle, an actress who began her career in her early 20s, talked about what kind of job she might have chosen if she hadn’t started acting so young.
The 35-year-old admitted to RadioTimes that she had accepted the fact that once she left the soap, her career as an actress would be over.
She said: “I remember coming to terms with the idea of never acting again when I made the decision to leave Corrie.
“I always told myself, ‘If I don’t get a job after this, at least I’ve had a good run,'” the author recalls.
Few people can claim to have worked in their current field for six and a half years.
“Leaving was always a risky choice, but at the time it was the right one for me.
So I wouldn’t have had any regrets. My happy place is with dogs, so if it hadn’t worked out, I would have done something related to them.
Fans will, however, get to see Michelle in a brand-new role as she will be appearing in the upcoming BBC One drama Ten Pound Poms.
The six-part series follows a group of British people as they leave a depressing post-war Britain in the 1950s and travel to Australia for a life-changing adventure.
As the show progresses, viewers will see Michelle assume the role of Kate, a nurse who has chosen to leave the UK for a different reason than the other characters.
Michelle made the following observation about her first-period drama role: “Kate’s storyline is definitely very emotionally led.
“In Ten Pound Poms, you can watch her go through a lot of turmoil. I’ve found it to be really difficult, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
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